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Housatonic Community College Student News
19 Aug

Exceptional Art-Inspired Friday Film Series Opens September 4, Presented by Housatonic Museum of Art, Curated by Connecticut Film Festival

Looking for a good movie? Each Friday, beginning September 4, you can enjoy an exceptional online, art-inspired film series presented by the Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) and curated by Connecticut Film Festival.
21 Aug

Housatonic Community College Ranked Among Top 100 Producers of Associate Degrees for Minorities

Housatonic Community College (HCC) was recently named one of the nation’s top colleges for helping minority students earn their associate degrees. The study, Top 100 Minority Associate Degree Producers report, was conducted by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education, and ranks HCC as one of the top degree producers for African-Americans in six disciplines, and in four subject areas among Latinx populations.
18 Aug

HCC Art Professor Lydia Viscardi Opens New Show on August 28

Housatonic Community College (HCC) studio art adjunct professor Lydia Viscardi will present “Here and Hereafter,” a solo exhibition of mixed media painting and works on paper at Five Points Gallery from August 28 – October 3, 2020. The gallery, located at 33 Main St. in Torrington, CT, is free and open to the public Friday - Sunday from 1-5pm and by appointment. A Virtual Tour can be found on the Five Points Gallery website when the show opens and an…
05 Aug

Hard Work and Endurance Pays Off, Creating New Careers

At age 32, after ten years at HCC, Mayra Cancho is graduating with a degree in Business Administration and two careers. Mayra came to the United States from Peru 15 years ago and needed to learn English; she turned to HCC. That first experience, coupled with encouragement from HCC faculty, and support from FESP and the HCC Foundation, helped Mayra to keep going and realize her dreams.
07 Aug

Mario Pierce Appointed Associate Dean of Campus Operations

We welcome Mr. Mario Pierce who joins the HCC community as Associate Dean of Campus Operations beginning August 10. Mr. Pierce will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day campus operations and providing leadership, general direction, and administration of the campus’ facilities, maintenance and custodial services, financial support services, information technology services, emergency preparedness, and auxiliary services (e.g. campus security, campus bookstore, food services), as well as assisting the Chief Executive Officer in managing the overall budget and serves as a…
27 Jul

HCC Prepares To Reopen Campus For Fall Semester; Classes Begin August 26

As Housatonic Community College (HCC) looks forward to welcoming its students, faculty, and staff back to campus for the fall term, the college is taking essential preventive measures this summer to protect them from COVID-19.
23 Jun

HCC Holds First-Ever Virtual Commencement For The Class of 2020

The Housatonic Community College (HCC) class of 2020 was presented virtually yesterday in a ceremony hosted live on the college’s Facebook page. This 52nd HCC commencement celebration ceremony included footage of students and campus, congratulatory messages from faculty and staff, and the appearance of the graduates’ names and photos.
22 Jun

HCC Associate Degree Prepares Graduate For Engineering Studies at RPI

Nick Jeffrey will be recognized during the Housatonic Community College (HCC) virtual graduation ceremony today. He entered the engineering program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) as a first semester Junior in January 2020, and his experience at HCC prepared him well for the transition.
15 Jun

High Achieving Student Simultaneously Earns High School Diploma and Associate Degree

Later this month, at age 17, Mason Perry will graduate from both Capital Preparatory Harbor Charter School in Bridgeport, and Housatonic Community College (HCC). With a strong grasp on hard work and time management, the dual high school and college graduate from West Haven, Connecticut is well prepared for the next step on his academic journey.
27 May

Perfect For Spring: HCC Dean Writes Book About Gardening for “New Bees”

Just in time for National Gardening Week, Housatonic Community College’s Dean of Academic Affairs Robin Avant has published her first book, The Spirit of Gardening: Gardening for New Bees The Life Revealed Through Gardening! The 139-page beginner’s resource is a guide, reference book and a collection site for the ‘new bee” gardener.
26 May

Excellence In Teaching: HCC Professor Recognized With Multiple Prestigious Awards

The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) Board of Regents for Higher Education recognized Housatonic Community College (HCC) Assistant Professor Kristen Carley with two Excellence in Teaching awards. Carley is among eighteen CSCU distinguished faculty members named as recipients of the annual 2019–20 Board of Regents Faculty Awards.
14 May

Dwayne Smith, PhD Appointed CEO of Housatonic Community College

The Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education announced the appointment of Dwayne Smith, PhD to the position of Chief Executive Officer of Housatonic Community College. The announcement was made during the open session of the May 14 Board meeting, which was held virtually and attended by over 320 faculty, staff and students from the twelve Connecticut Community Colleges.
09 May

A conversation with Moira Adams HCC’s new Director of Grant Initiatives

Housatonic Community College has a new Director of Grant Initiatives. Moira Adams recently joined the HCC team and is charged with identifying and developing major new grant initiatives. She will identify and secure state, federal, and private grants to advance the mission of the College and support the goals and objectives of the College's Strategic Plan.
04 May

International Honor Society Recognizes Housatonic & Gateway Community Colleges With Top Rankings and Awards

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The Housatonic Community College (HCC) and Gateway Community College (GCC) chapters of Phi Theta Kappa attained the prestigious Five-Star Chapter status, the highest level of achievement offered by the international honor society for two-year colleges.
11 May

Housatonic Museum of Art Receives Gift of More Than 600 Contemporary Photographs Ranging from Iconic to Everyday

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The Housatonic Museum of Art announced today that it received a donation of 615 photographs by nine contemporary artists, including pieces by well-known sports photographer Walter Iooss Jr. and photojournalist Peter Turnley.
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